Saturday’s game between the Dodgers and Pirates was delayed by nearly two hours, but that didn’t have much of an affect on the Dodgers’ offense. The boys in blue were able to win the second game in a row against the Bucs, 7-2.
Dodgers starting pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu entered the game looking to extend his 31-inning scoreless streak. He was able to toss one scoreless inning to extend the streak to 32 before the Pirates got the best of him. They were able to come up with two runs off of Ryu (including a throwing error to third base by Russell Martin) to give themselves a one-run advantage. These were the only runs the Bucs would score in the entire game, allowing the Dodgers some time to regain the lead.
The Dodgers didn’t waste any time. Cody Bellinger hit a base hit to drive in Max Muncy, who reached base on a double. Bellinger’s RBI tied the game up at two runs a piece. After that, the Dodgers kept scoring and didn’t look back.
The Dodgers offense cruised by the Pirates pitching, snagging 13 hits. Joc Pederson, Corey Seager, Max Muncy, Cody Bellinger and Chris Taylor each had a pair of hits in Saturday night’s victory.
Highlighting the Dodgers 13 hits were the doubles. Seven different Dodgers combined to hit eight doubles. These Dodgers include Alex Verdugo, Ryu, Pederson, Seager, Muncy (2), Bellinger and Taylor.
The eight doubles today match an LA #Dodgers record. The franchise record is 9 doubles by the Brooklyn Dodgers on June 4, 1939, against the Pittsburgh Pirates.— Dodger Insider (@DodgerInsider) May 26, 2019
Contributing on the pitching side of things, Julio Urías and Scott Alexander each tossed scoreless outings. Urías, who pitched for the first time since being reinstated from administrative leave, threw two scoreless innings. He allowed just one hit and struck out two batters. Alexander retired the side in order to close out the night with nine pitches.
WP: Hyun-Jin Ryu (7-1), 2 ER, 10 H, 0 BB, 3 K
LP: Joe Musgrove (3-5), 6 ER, 10 H, 0 BB, 1 K
RBI: Bellinger (2), Seager (2), Martin, Pederson, Ryu; Cole Tucker
The Dodgers look to get their sixth sweep of the season on Sunday against the Pirates. Kenta Maeda will head to the mound representing the Dodgers to face right-handed pitcher Chris Archer. It will be an early morning for those on the east coast, with first pitch scheduled for 10:35 a.m. PDT.
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